ASSH Student Essay

1985 – Debra Bryant, ‘To What Extent Did Sport in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain Become More of a Business and Less of a Sport?’, Flinders University. ( ASSH Bulletin, no. 3, Apr/May 1986. pp. 2-14.)
1986 – Shane Breen, Shane, ‘An Assessment of the Validity of Sports History as a Legitimate Form of History’, Tasmanian Institute of Technology. ( ASSH Bulletin, no. 5, Apr 1987, pp. 3-8.)
1987 – Leonie Randall,, ‘Was the Professional Sportsman in Britain Between 1870 and 1914 Less a Labour Aristocrat and More a Wage Slave?’, Flinders University. (ASSH Bulletin, May 1989, pp. 7-18)
1988 – Sherrie Forby, ‘In Defence of Women’s Bodies in Sport’, Flinders University.
1991 – Darren Alexander, ‘An Examination of the Victorian Newspapers’ Portrayal of John Landy’s Attempts at the Four Minute Mile Between 1952 and 1954′, La Trobe University. (ASSH Bulletin, no. 17, Sept 1992, pp. 2-14.)
1995 – Paul Spencer, Paul, ‘A Discussion of Appeasement and Sport as Seen in the Manchester Guardian and the Times’, La Trobe University. (ASSH Bulletin, no. 25, Dec 1996, pp. 3-19)
1996 – Sonia Jennings, ‘Women and Gambling in Australia: Attitudes and Practices, 1860-1950’, University of Melbourne. (ASSH Bulletin, no. 27, Dec 1997, pp. 1-9.)
1997 – Loretta Costello, ‘The Picture Perfect Day: A Phenomenology of Rowing’, Victoria University of Technology. (ASSH Bulletin, no. 29, Dec 1998, pp. 3-8.)
1998 – Whitney Brown ‘Societal Values, Olympic Values: Technology and the Environment in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games’, University of New South Wales.
1999 – Stacey Angelides, ‘The Identification and Marginalisation of “Deviant Bodies” in Sport’, University of the Sunshine Coast.(ASSH Bulletin, no. 31, Dec 1999, pp. 13-20.)
2001 – Sonia Jiang, ‘Upping the Ante: Antitrust, Anti-Competitive, and Exclusionary Practices in Australian Sport’, University of New South Wales 2022 – Stephen Townsend ‘Clay vs. Ali: Distant Reading, Methodology, and Sport History, ( Journal of Sport History, vol. 46, no. 2019, pp. 380–395).

ASSH Dissertation Award (Discontinued)

1987 – Mark Connellan, ‘The Ideology of Athleticism, its Antipodean Impact, and its Manifestation in Two Elite Catholic Schools’, University of Sydney
1988 – George Lekakis, ‘Shifting Play from defence into Attack: Television, Corporate Bodies and the VFL’s Commercial Thrust Forward’, University of Melbourne.
1989 – Mark Montefiore, ‘Cricket in the Doldrums; The Struggle Between Private and Public Control of Australian Cricket in the 1880s’, School of History, University of New South Wales.
1990 – Veronica Raszeja Wood, ‘The Rise of Women’s Competitive Swimming in Sydney to 1912’, University of New South Wales.
1993 – Tara Magdalinski, Tara, ‘The Continuity of German Sports Functionaries Following the Second World War’, University of Queensland.
1994 – Charles Little, ‘The “Northern game” in the south. The rise and fall of rugby league in Otago, 1924-1935’, University of Otago
1995 – Duncan Humphreys, Duncan, ‘Shredheads go Mainstream? An Introduction to the Social History of Snowboarding’, Otago University.13
1996- Robert Macdonald, Robert, ‘A Study of the Australian Football League’s Labour Market Control Mechanisms’, University of Melbourne.
1997 – Rebecca Sheehan, ‘Boxing Dreams: Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the Hollywood Boxing Film’, University of New South Wales.
1999 – Anna Spurting, Hooligans or Fans? Violence and Culture in Association Football Since the Second World War’, Deakin University.
2001 – Jackie Hartley, ‘Black, White … and Red? The Redfern All Blacks Rugby league Club in the Early 1960s’, University of New South Wales.
2002 – Naomi Shannon, ‘The Friendly Games?; Politics, Protest and Aboriginal Rights at the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane 1982’, La Trobe University.
2003 = Brad Blashak, “The Ignorant Labelled it a Ladies’ Game”: Masculinity in Australian Tennis in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries’, University of Queensland.
2004 – Mark O’Neill, Mark, ‘Artefacts of the Present: Monuments to Indigenous Athletic Heroes in Australian Social Memory’, University of Queensland.16
2005 – Rachel Winterton, “‘For ‘Duty and Pleasure”: The Development of Competitive Swimming in Victoria, 1900-1908’, Victoria University.
2006 – Susannah Ritchie, ‘From Absence to All-Stars: An Exploration into Australian Rules Football Culture in the Darwin Area, 1916-2006’, University of Melbourne.